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5 common interview questions (and how to answer them)

Updated: Mar 13

Hey edumagicians,


It's June, and maybe you haven't landed a teaching job—YET. When I graduated college with a Master's in Special Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Special education and Elementary education, along with a certification in PreK-6 and special education K-12, I thought I had an interview on lock. I thought for sure that by graduation, I would have a job.


I seriously felt like this. I even questioned whether I should be a teacher.

Today, Candace shares five common interview questions and, more importantly, how to answer them. It is easy to search for interview questions, but how do you answer them? We know how you feel - just because it is June, and you may not have a job teaching - YET. It is OK! You are still a valuable teacher. Your job just hasn't been posted yet.



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Let's jump right into these five questions.


Question: If I were to walk by your classroom, what would I see?

  • Pedagogy, pupil-driven, and passion

  • Describe what they would see, hear, and feel in the classroom.

  • Paint a picture of what kind of teacher you want to be for the interview team.

Question 2: Tell me about yourself

  • Tell the story about your teaching journey

  • Share your story with confidence

  • Be coachable and approachable


Question 3: Share a strength and weakness that you have

  • Weakness needs to show self-awareness and an action plan

  • Lead with weakness and end on your strengths

  • Don't make a strength a pseudo-weakness - no perfectionism here, friends.

Question 4: What is your teaching philosophy?

  • What is your vision of your ideal classroom?

  • Share in a story format

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Question 5: What can I ask the interview panel?

  • Build rapport with the panel.

  • Always ask a question to the panel

  • What advice do you have for a new teacher?

  • Why did you choose this school?




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